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Driving

Recently, Dave Harford set up a blog to talk about things that required more characters than Twitter allows. His first post is about teenage drivers, and I agree with his sentiments. I’d like to add to his thoughts with some of my own about driving in general. So Dave’s right: many people on the roads today

06 Jun 2015
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“I’m basically first aid trained.”

Aah YouTube. You know how it is: you start with a video about the rise and fall of Capitalism in post-Communist Russia and before you realise what’s happened you find yourself watching an American teenager catch his bollocks on a ceiling fan as he tries some sort of skateboarding stunt. What’s worse is that you

11 May 2015
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Ello update

If you’ve heard of Ello then I guess you’re probably in the minority. It’s a social network which is unapologetically minimalist and ad-free. I’ve been on there for a while, posting very occasionally. Anyway, this is all by the by. The point of this post is to replicate what I’ve just put on Ello, because

28 Apr 2015
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Robin Williams

Dear Robin, Since the demons in your life got the better of you the world has been in mourning. Tributes are appearing from all corners. TV channels have changed their schedules. People have created drawings. Poems have been written. I just wish you were able to see it; to see how big a part you played

14 Aug 2014
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Oops

Me: Harri, have you just been to the loo? Harri: Yes. Me: Did you wee or did you poo? Harri: Poo. Me: Read the sign over the toilet to me. Harri hesitates. Me: READ THE SIGN OVER THE TOILET TO ME! Harri (wobbling slightly): When you go to the loo please flush if you do

26 Jul 2014
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Email to Alan Duncan, MP

I’ve just emailed my local MP about the government’s latest plans to legislate for the blanket collection of metadata (phone calls, text messages, emails, browsing history…). I thought I’d share my email here:   Dear sir, I’m writing to express my concern about the government’s plans to rush through legislation requiring all service providers to retain

10 Jul 2014
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New look blog!

The old theme had been around for a while and it was starting to look a bit stale. After a bit of a hunt around for something that looked decent I found the answer right under my nose. The Tesla theme, currently available on wordpress.org. I like it. I hope you do too.

08 Jun 2014
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Crossroads

He’s elderly, but not old. 70s, I guess. He’s slumped on the floor in the kitchen and it’s clear he’s been there for some time. He’s cold, stiff, dead. He’s the first dead person I’ve seen and I’m here as the professional. I’m a volunteer who, just a year or so ago, hadn’t done any

06 Jun 2014
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Water babies

A couple of weeks ago, we paid for swimming lessons for Bethan and Harri. Bethan has been learning through school for one term already, but we wanted something that was more directed and we wanted Harri to get in on the act given how keen he’s been recently to get into the water and get

20 Jan 2014
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How to, actually, configure friendly URLs in Umbraco

tl;dr You know what I hate? I hate forum posts which start something like: I’m having real difficulty getting XYZ working. I’ve done [some stuff] but I’m getting [error message]. And then the next post is: Ah, never mind. I’ve worked it out. The reason I hate these posts is because they become Google results. There

26 Nov 2013
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